Narrated communities - narrated realities [electronic resource] : narration as cognitive processing and cultural practice / edited by Hermann Blume, Christoph Leitgeb, Michael Rössner
- Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft, 0929-6999 ; volume 183
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- Stones, mortar, building: knowledge production and community building in narratives in science / Jochen Gläser -- Narratives in physics: quantitative metaphors and formula E tropes? / Klaus Mecke -- "Render innocuous the abstraction we fear": Johann Wolfgang Goethe in the epochal conflict between scientific knowledge and narrative knowing / Michael Böhler -- Between logos and mythos: narratives of "naturalness" in today's particle physics community / Arianna Borrelli -- Philosophy as an "introduction to a general science of revolution"? On Peter Sloterdijk's narrative-evocative philosophizing / Bernd Bösel -- Narrative persuasion and narrative irritation in psychotherapy: biographical narratives, deferred dramaturgy and narrative affirmation / Brigitte Boothe -- Narrating the uncanny -- uncanny narration: Freud's essay and theories of fiction / Christoph Leitgeb -- Literature and (ethno-)nationalist narratives int eh (post-)Yugoslav region / Elena Messner -- Doris Lessing's "Alfred and Emily" and the ethics of narrated memory / Dorothee Birke -- Closed timelike curves: Gödel's solution for Einstein's field equations in the general theory of relativity and Bach's "The musical offering" as configuration models for narrative identity constructions in Richard Powers's "The time of our singing" / Aura Heydenreich -- Translatio/ns of identity-building narratives: the character of "El Cid" in Spanish and Latin American texts from the 12th to the 20th century / Michael Rössner -- The politics of images: considerations on French nineteenth-century orientalist art (ca. 1800-ca. 1880) as a paradigm of narration and translation / Antonio Baldassarre.
- Culture studies try to understand how people assume identities and how they perceive reality. In this perspective narration, as a basic form of cognitive processing, is a fundamental cultural technique. Narrations provide the coherence, temporal organization and semantic integration that are essential for the development and communication of identity, knowledge and orientation in a socio-cultural context. In essence, Anderson's 'Imagined Communities' need to be thought of as 'Narrated Communities' from the beginning. Narration is made up by what people think; and vice versa, narration makes up people's thoughts. What is considered "fictitious" or "real" no longer separates narratives from an "outside" they refer to, but rather represents different narratives.0Narration not only constructs notions of what was real; in retrospect, but also prospectively creates possible worlds, even in the (supposedly hard) sciences, as in e.g. the imaginative simulation of physical processes. The book's unique interdisciplinary approach shows how the implications of this fundamental insight go far beyond the sphere of literature and carry weight for both scholarly and scientific disciplines.
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